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In the Interest of K.B., Minor Child
Attorney for Appellant Mother
James W. Thornton
Attorney for Appellant Father
Jeremy M. Evans
Attorney for Appellee State
Ellen Ramsey-Kacena, Assistant Attorney General
Guardian ad Litem
Court of Appeals
Court of Appeals Opinion
Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Polk County, Brent Pattison, District Associate Judge. AFFIRMED ON BOTH APPEALS. Considered by Vaitheswaran, P.J., Greer, J., and Mahan, S.J. Opinion by Mahan, S.J. (9 pages)
A mother and father separately appeal the termination of their parental rights to their child. Both challenge the juvenile court’s refusal to grant a six-month extension and argue termination was not in the child’s best interests. The mother also challenges the court’s denial of her motion to continue for an in-person hearing. OPINION HOLDS: We affirm on both appeals.